Today, 25th April 2020, is World Veterinary Day.
As one-health advocates, veterinarians know that environmental, human, and animal health are inextricably linked, and the theme of World Veterinary Day for 2020 is “Environmental protection for improving animal and human health.”
The WVA created World Veterinary Day in 2000 as an annual celebration of the veterinary profession, taking place on the last Saturday of April. The WVA has also partnered with Health for Animals, the global animal medicines association, on the World Veterinary Day Award, to honour one WVA member’s activities related to the theme.
As we in EASVO are so aware, “Veterinarians, in their role as advocates for animal health and welfare, have a responsibility as well as the opportunity to safeguard our environment for future generations,” and “Their actions can help mitigate the effects of climate change, ensure proper disposal of medicines, and support responsible use of natural resources (e.g. water and feed) necessary in raising livestock.”
If you would like to nominate a colleague for the award please follow this link – you have until the 25th May!